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2004 DC GO

The DC GO is third in the series of prototype cars created by Dilip Chhabria Design out of India. It follows the positive reviews they received for the DC Infidel and the DC Gaia. GO uses the chassis from the much acclaimed Noble M12 GTR 3.

As an alumni of Art Centre Pasadena in Transportation Design, Dilip Chhabria heads the company under his own name. He chucked a secure job at the Design Centre in Warren, Detroit at General Motors with plans to work for his own brand. Over the past eight years, DC Design has grown into a 200 person operation specializing in prototypes and one-of vehicles. With the diversity of their designs, DC has to be one of the most exciting automotive companies emerging from India.

With their GO, DC Design provides a very modern, svelte new look to compliment the Noble chassis. The exterior is a sharp a mix between classic cues and fresh angles. The interior is very minimalist and covered in sporty Alacantra.

This design is representative of a typical sports car construction of this genre of a body skin mounted on a tubular frame. The option of material for the body panels can be metal, FRP or carbon fibre based on the performance and the price segment of the car.

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In Detail

engine Ford Alloy V6 w/Twin-Garrett, T25 Turbochargers
position Mid Transverse
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 2544 cc / 155.2 in³
power 231.2 kw / 310.0 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 121.86 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 316.33 bhp per tonne
torque 433.9 nm / 320.0 ft lbs @ 3500 rpm
driven wheels Transverse Mid Engine / RWD
front tires 225/40ZR-18
rear tires 265/35ZR-18
front brakes Vented & Cross-Drilled Discs w/4-Piston AP Racing Calipers
f brake size x 330 mm / x 13.0 in
rear brakes Vented & Cross-Drilled Discs w/4-Piston AP Racing Calipers
r brake size x 330 mm / x 13.0 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 21.6 cm / 18.0 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 25.4 cm / 18.0 x 10.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Wishbones w/Bilstein Dampers
r suspension Wishbones w/Bilstein Dampers
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
top speed ~265.5 kph / 165.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.1 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~10.2 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~12.8 seconds